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Historical Events In April - 13

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1966  On April - 13 soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

1967  Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.  

1970  On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon  

1970  On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion  

1972  On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days  

1973  Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1974  On April - 13 stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71  

1975  Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament on this day in history.  

1975  Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on April - 13.  

1976  On April - 13 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency  

1976  On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes  

1977  Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.  

1977  On this day in history statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953  

1978  On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73  

1978  On this day in history paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74  

1979  Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters  

1980  Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on this day in history.  

1981  Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.  

1982  On April - 13 republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.  

1983  On April - 13 dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941  

1983  On this day in history undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault  

1984  On April - 13 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth  

1984  On this day in history christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self  

1984  On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career  

1984  On this day in history christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self  

1985  On this day in history "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics  

1985  Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.  

1986  Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.  

1986  Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue on April - 13.  

1986  On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second  

1986  Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on April - 13.  

1990  On this day in history luis Trenker, dies at 97  

1992  On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546) was born on April - 13.  

1519  Catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II was born on April - 13.  

1519  De Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France) was born on this day in history.  

1545  Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II was born on this day in history.  

1547  Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568) was born on this day in history.  

1570  Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606) was born on April - 13.  

1573  On this day in history birth of christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625)  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on April - 13.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  Paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies on April - 13.  

0814  Death of Krum of Bulgaria on April - 13.  

1093  Death of Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030) on April - 13.  

1279  Death of Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke on this day in history.  

1517  Death of Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged on April - 13.  

1612  On this day in history death of sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai  

1635  Death of Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572) on April - 13.  

1641  On this day in history death of richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)  

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